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Learning How To Read - De File
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Learning How To Read
Who needs reviled Eagles' songs? These days the sports pages are the place to learn how "every story might be the vehicle for another, different story underneath it:"
"As an outsider, I was amazed," said Brett Tomko, who has pitched against Grissom for many years. "Not to put Marquis down, but he didn't look like a typical No. 3 hitter whom you have to worry about taking you out of the park and hitting .300.

"I never looked at him that way, especially when he played for Milwaukee and L.A. When he came to town last year and I saw the kind of numbers he had, I was like, 'wow.' I really thought, 'What is he doing differently?' Obviously he changed what was going on."

The only change in Grissom's eyes was his health.
Will Marquis be able to see past his own reflection to the submerged threat beneath?

Mode: fill
Muse: I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide - ZZ Top - Deguello

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elizabeg From: elizabeg Date: March 29th, 2004 05:56 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

siren song

please bring me my wine...

I imagine this link goes to that BS piece. Have I mentioned I love reading that piece? Maybe someday I'll teach gothic Hawthorne to The Eagles.

My headache is not as bad as I imagined. My car not (re)starting, however, is regretably not an imagination from last night. And it's parked on a street where they're soon to be doing construction. I wonder if I missed the threatening signs of don't park here at 3 in the morning. Sometimes my belatedness seems not the stimulant.

I like Kafka's take on the Sirens.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: March 29th, 2004 06:39 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)


Don't let the car get towed. That will be much worse. Sorry you still aren't feeling well.

(But thanks for the kind words regarding "Hotel California")
elizabeg From: elizabeg Date: March 29th, 2004 07:37 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)


Actually, the headache isn't so much bad from last night as the banging construction workers who woke me to sleeplessness with memory I should move the car. And my roommate rescued me from my car idiocy. Such idiocy. The damn construction mayhem left me utterly outside the workings of normal rational assessment. To which I was already pre-disposed.

I am, however, developing a narrative whereby I can own my idiocy as irony. It's fun to be outside the realm of rationality now and again. I only seem to know what I am doing much of the time, after all.
masoo From: masoo Date: March 29th, 2004 06:58 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I used that Hotel California piece in a class I taught at SF State ... I confess I like Charlie's essay a lot more than I like the Eagles' song.

On the other hand, I love that ZZ Top album.

But Marquis Grissom isn't a very good baseball player.
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